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Indie RPG News Tidbits…

Posted by Rampant Coyote on November 19, 2010

This isn’t going to be an exhaustive news update… just some interesting bits of value:

Deadly Sin and Deadly Sin 2

I just got a notification that these games have had their price reduced to a mere $9.95 each. I have no further details than that.  I have not yet updated my affiliate pages for these games to reflect the price change (I’ll do that tonight), or how permanent the change will be… but if you are looking for cheap JRPG-style entertainment for the weekend, these are pretty decent.

Download Deadly Sin

Download Deadly Sin 2: Shining Faith

Din’s Curse: Demon War

The expansion for Din’s Curse has now been officially announced and named. Entitled “Din’s Curse: Demon War” it… well, I’ll just copy Steven’s press release, ‘cuz I’m lazy and pressed for time:

Dallas, Texas, November 18, 2010 – Soldak Entertainment today announced Din’s Curse: Demon War.

Din’s Curse: Demon War is the first expansion for the unique action RPG Din’s Curse. Din’s Curse is a single player and co-op multiplayer action RPG for Windows and Mac PCs with 141 class combinations (196 with the expansion), infinite number of dynamically generated towns, real consequences, and a dynamic, evolving world.

The demons of Aleria are furious! After the 4th Great War and necromancer Ciglio’s death, the undead horde has been causing utter chaos, attacking everything that moves… even demons. Demonkind were quite happy when Serina, a human city, was overrun, but that was before thousands of human zombies poured into Kraval, slaughtering the huge demon city. Thus began the Demon War. Demons of all kinds are fighting back. They’re hunting down and killing any undead they find. Oh, and they blame the humans for this entire mess. For spite, they razed Serina to the ground even though it was already deserted.

As a servant of the mighty Din, it’s your responsibility to safeguard humans from danger. This was a hard task before. Do you have what it takes to save humankind from the Demon War?

Din’s Curse: Demon War is scheduled to be released in the 4th quarter of 2010, however it will be released when it’s done. For more information about Din’s Curse head over to http://www.soldak.com/Dins-Curse/Overview.html

The Witcher 2

The Witcher was one of those weird indie-gone-mainstream kinds of stories. I believe it still counts. Especially since CDProjekt, the parent company (or sister-company?)  of GOG.COM, announced this week that they are making the sequel available, DRM Free, on GOG.COM, and opened up pre-orders. Those who pre-order get a 10% discount and a whole bunch of freebies. Including a free game from a selection of GOG.COM’s RPGs. And just for pre-ordering (pay nothing now until the game’s release May 17th), you get some artwork, photos, and some bonus MP3 music tracks. Cool deal. You can check it out here:

Preorder The Witcher 2 at GOG.COM

Now they say this is a one-shot deal and they are NOT going to start offering a bunch of new games after this. So no need to come up with a new name for GOG to stand for…

And I guess I’ll have to finish the original game sometime between now and May 17th…


Indie developer Instant Kingdom is now taking pre-orders for their upcoming indie RPG, Driftmoon.  Pre-orders get early access to the game (as in, now). You can check it out here:

Instant Kingdom Official Website – Driftmoon Pre-order

From the press release:

Driftmoon is an adventure-oriented roleplaying game, with focus on storytelling, exploring and quests. In the beautiful world of Driftmoon there are always plenty of things to find and people to meet, and instead of fighting everything that moves, you can sometimes talk your way through. Driftmoon features a unique combination of adventuring, roleplaying and exploration elements with refreshing personal twists and surprises.

The preorder includes the current version of the game, access to regular alpha builds, and the final version of Driftmoon, when it is completed. Preorderers also receive the powerful editor of the game, equipped with rich possibilites to create their own game worlds.

This is a veteran indie developer, best known for their survival adventure game Notrium, so I wouldn’t be too worried about the game’s release.

So there’s some quick tidbits. Got more! Post ’em in the comments or in the forums!

Filed Under: General - Comments: 6 Comments to Read

  • Bad Sector said,

    The Witcher 2 preorder thing reminded me that the whole “preorder” business as done right now for most digitally distributed games doesn’t work as preorders work in real stores (at least in EU – i’ve heard that some US stores like Gamestop work like their DD counterparts): you don’t pay up front the game’s price but only once the game arrived at the store. Basically what GOG’s The Witcher 2 preorder does.

    I think that what commonly we refer as “preorder” should be called “prepurchase” or “prebuy” or something like that instead.

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    The last time I preordered anything from a brick-and-mortar store (and that was YEARS ago), I think they had me put $10 down or something like that on it to “guarantee” it. So I didn’t pay the full price.

  • Andy_Panthro said,

    Still haven’t finished the first one, but I pre-ordered TW2 anyway.

    A top quality DRM-free RPG is too hard to pass up!

    Mind you, I also picked up Eschalon 1+2 from Gamersgate’s sale this weekend, just to increase my backlog of games even more (and got a bunch of modules for NWN to play too…)

  • UDM said,

    I actually knew about Ville through Bikez II lol :\. I played it some 6-7 years ago. Pretty fun, a bit short, though it’s free so I’m certainly not complaining.

    As for Demon War… /fistpump

  • Nobodysale said,

    Asguaard is on sale on Aldorlea.

  • skavenhorde said,

    I’m going to grab Driftmoon when it comes out (I don’t normally do pre-orders. Have too many games on my plate as it is without adding a beta 🙂

    I’ve liked what I’ve seen from that game except for the top-down view. The dialogue seems unique and it looks like it offers up an interesting experience. I just hope I can get over that top-down look. If it was slanted to the side just a bit I wouldn’t care so much like in Ultima 6, but looking straight down at my characters head is a little annoying.

    Oh well, rogues don’t have the best graphics and I love those games to death.